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Old 06-18-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Eating different meat organs?

This is very new to me. Is it really beneficial to try eating other meat organs besides the ones we all normally eat? If so - where do you start? I mean how do you know what to buy? How do you know what to do with it? Any input would be appreciated. I'll look around in the forum too. Thanks

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Old 06-18-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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What do you mean by organ meat? Liver, kidney, chicken gizzards, tripe? I consider heart and tongue to be more "muscle" than organ, both of which I adore. I will eat chicken liver (I love chicken liver pate), but never eat kidney (hate it), gizzards, or tripe.
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I'm so new at it, I'm not sure. I just read sometimes that it would benefit us for nutrition reasons to eat other parts. I'm probably talking more on the lines of organ meats.
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Tongue and heart are low in fat and really good. Beef heart makes a good satay and the tongue can be smoked or simmered in some broth with veggies. A little mustard is good on the cooked tongue.
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There are many organ meats I enjoy. I have no doubt that some of them are less healthful than others. I have no hard nutritional information. Some examples that I enjoy are:
Steak and kidney pie
Menudo (tripe)
All manner of poultry livers
Pork brains
Oddly, I am not overly fond of pork/beef liver as such (but I do fry up some calf liver with onions from time to time) and I do enjoy items such as scrapple, livermush, braunschweiger, liverwurst, etc.
I have developed a recent fondness for boudin noir (blood sausage) and would like to try Black pudding.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:29 PM   #6
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Organ meats as a category are extremely high in cholesterol.
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Organ meats as a category are extremely high in cholesterol.
That figgers.....seems most things I like ain't good for me.
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That figgers.....seems most things I like ain't good for me.
Sad but true.
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Years back, at a Jewish wedding, I had breaded fried sweetbreads with a gravy sauce that were quite tasty.
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Organ meats as a category are extremely high in cholesterol.
Funny, I just got a warning from my doctor this past week on just that subject. Asked me to try and limit my intake to once or twice a year. Pure cholesterol. And I love liverwurst and liver. Dang!
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